Amazon Rainforest Plant Facts

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Amazon Ceiba Tree


Where can a giant species of bamboo plant grow as much as nine inches (22 centimeters) every day? What place is known as the "Lungs of the Earth? If you guessed the Amazon rainforest in Central America, you are correct. The Amazon Biome is huge; in fact it is twice as big as India. It covers parts of Brazil, Venezuela, Peru, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Bolivia, Suriname, and French Guiana.

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Of all the interesting Amazon Rainforest plant facts, the most important one may be the fact that many have both medicinal and even anti-cancer properties. Kids who have Leukemia may someday be cured thanks to the plants of the Amazon. What scientists fear, however, is that continual deforestation is having a negative impact on these important plants. When trees and plants are destroyed, potentially life- saving species can be lost forever. Read on to learn more about why Amazon plants are so important, what types of plants are found there, and how they have adapted for survival.

General Amazon Rainforest Plant Facts

Amazon Rainforest Plant Adaptation Facts

Amazon Rainforest Plant Species Facts